Sixth-Formers commended for outstanding GCSE performance

Two Year 12 students who each achieved 11 A* grades in their GCSEs have been presented with Outstanding Achievement Awards 2011 for Academic Excellence. Mohammad Moinuddin and Salman Khan received their awards at a special reception at the Bangladeshi High Commission in London.

The competition is open each year to UK pupils of Bangladeshi origin and recognises high achievement at GCSE and A-level. Mohammad and Salman received their plaques and certificates from the High Commissioner, Dr M Sayeedur Rahman Khan.

“The reception was a very encouraging and enjoyable event,” said Mohammad. “There were pupils from all parts of the United Kingdom. My parents were very proud of me and were thrilled to be able to take part in the reception.” (Mohammed and his parents pictured below with Dr Rahman Khan.)""

There were 106 award-winning students in total: 60 received awards for their GCSE achievements and 46 for A-level. Mohammad hopes to repeat his GCSE success when he takes his A-levels in 2013.

“I am currently studying Chemistry, Biology, Maths, English and Critical Thinking, and I wish to study Dentistry at University – preferably at King's College London, which was recently voted the UK's best university for dentistry in 2012,” said Mohammad. “Getting into King's is a major aspiration of mine.”